Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm PDT
/ryan! romney/ryan! there we go. all right. that's great. thank you. >> cenk: oh jesus, chanted that. that was awesomely awkward. let me give you one final piece of context. the candidate leading two or three weeks following the convention has gone on to win every modern presidential election every one of them over the last 15 presidential elections. we are two or three weeks from the last convention. in fact there is only 41 days left. that's it. you are not going to make up leads like that in ohio pennsylvania florida, states that you desperately need. barring a major miracle, not a game changer, not two game changers, maybe not even three game changers, barring a major miracle this thing is already over. everybody is going to tell you all of these things because they want you to keep watching, and of course you have to vote. if you don't vote, of course you will lose. but the reality is, as the match up goes, i'm a betting man, i know when i have lost or won a game, and in this case, mitt romney has loss. all right. now when we come back they are going to try
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
well it's going to reflect on the down boll ballot. >> right now, obama leads romney by seven points in wisconsin. what effect do you think -- when you're traveling every day, working 24 hours a day practically campaigning, your head is around meeting people, remembering names, being nice to people, and trying to think. the other thing going on the whole time, they're trying to think to make their president. how does that get into people's minds, do you think, when they're talking to you? >> yeah, i have to tell you that when people are focusing on the u.s. senate race they're asking themselves a couple basic questions, whose side are you on? who's fighting for the hard working middle class families of wisconsin? they know i'm on their side and that's what i've done. they're also learning a lot about what tommy thompson has been doing for the last decade of his life. he left wisconsin and joined the bush administration. in his service there, he gave the drug companies a sweetheart deal with the medicare part "d" program. he made it illegal for medicare to bargain with the drug compan
Sep 27, 2012 2:00am EDT
voters on understanding economic problems people are having right now. ama beats romney by 31 on connecting on their problems. 51 points in florida -- actuly, . on handling taxes, president obama beats romney by a wide margin, 17 points in ohio. in florida it's closer, leads by one. in handling medica, obama beats romney by 1 in ohio, 15 in florida. what i understand, looking at the differential, orida has a lot retired pple, ou very sensitive. in a sense, ohio has people who can't afford to get down to florida in the wintertime. their social security, medicare, and maybe if they're lucky, some pension and savings. you know, we've talked about this for mons now. afth10ct oba sat down and thought about what his message is, his vision is, his strategy going into 20 1237 that's what i wrote about in howdown" and he's stuck to passn, because he believes in it. there's a real distinction between him and republicans when it comes to all those issues you just talked about, but these are value-driven differences. t just poly differences. you wanto do this with the deci wanto dohat. '
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
the president into that, especially because romney's focus usually is not an aggressive debating style. >> eliot: he is more counterpuncher. >> right. >> eliot: and the superintendent a very conservative thinker and speaker in those settings. so he will play a cautious game so that's why i have a hard time seeing that -- i would say my goodness on every issue, just say governor romney which position do you believe it? you have said this and this. and that is an easy way to show him as the flipping candidate that he has come across as. ken if you were going to give mitt romney one piece of advise what would it be? >> obviously hit obama hard on the economy. obama did give a little bit of an opening saying he has learned that you can't change washington from the inside. and for a candidate that ran on hope and change that's something that mitt romney could seize on. and this is not mitt romney's style, to the extent he is a technical debater, but if you look back to 2008 when obama stumbled against hilary clinton in those series of debates, it was when it got a little